Does m1 mac os arm will be avialable in the future?
Leonardo DiCaprio last edited by
Sound sad, but no editor on mac os didn’t have that functional and good simple interface like Notepad++. Is m1 arm mac os chip will be supported and released version for mac os m1?
I even can buy it for 100 bucks. And i’m not the only one.
PeterJones last edited by
A native port: no. Notepad++ is written for Windows, using Win32 API calls, and Mac (or Linux) don’t understand those calls.
To run on any version of Linux (and modern MacOS uses Linux under the hood), you have to use a translation layer like WINE (that’s what is used on Linux; there may be something similar on MacOS). Normally, WINE would then call the normal 64-bit Notepad++ executable to run it; if that doesn’t work on an ARM-based Mac, then maybe WINE-or-Mac-Equivalent could use the new ARM64 executable that is available from the appropriate downloads page.
Leonardo DiCaprio last edited by
So sadly. Guys please make a kickstarter page for Notepadd mac os support. I’ve personally will be donate to you 1 000$. That’s maybe funnny, but there is no editor like notepad++. What i ineed is “search with regex and mark lines”, no one editor can’t do this like notepadd++. Im bet notepadd++ mac os will make you rich and we will get what we want
PeterJones last edited by PeterJones
The Notepad++ developers aren’t in it for the money, since they get none from Notepad++. And the Notepad++ developers are not Mac developers, and are not likely going to learn Mac development just for this; Notepad++ is a Windows application, and always will be.
As I said last month, if Notepad++-through-Wine doesn’t work on an ARM Mac, the fault lies in Wine (available for Mac from WineHQ), not in Notepad++.
Notepad++ is a perfectly valid Windows application, and has executables for 32bit Intel-compatible, 64bit Intel-compatible, and ARM architectures. If Wine were 100% effective, then having a Wine installed on your Mac for the right architecture and installing the right-architecture Notepad++ into that Wine environment would be sufficient. If you want Notepad++ to work on your Mac, you will have to use Wine for your architecture, and pester the Wine developers if they don’t work properly on the ARM Mac.
Complaining to us Notepad++ users won’t help you accomplish your goals.
What I need is “search with regex and mark lines”
I am 100% positive there are many, many editors on Mac for which that is true. I am not a Mac user, and this is not a Mac forum, so here is not the best place for talking about Mac alternatives.
If you want to stick with Notepad++, then the advice I’ve already given is the best advice I can give. Good luck.
edit: corrected Wine vs WineHQ, linked to the MacOS-specific WineHQ page, and switched to “Wine” instead of “WINE”
Amit last edited by
@leonardo-dicaprio As PeterJones pointed out Notepad++ is a Windows native application. However, you can use Wine bottler or even PlayOnMac app (Free) on Mac to install Notepad++ on Mac. I have had the same requirement when I wanted to use Notepad++ on my iMac. So, I ended up making a video tutorial about it. Here is the link. (How to install Notepad++ on Mac). Hope it is helpful.
Few things to consider:
- Since it is not a MacOS native app, the user experience will not be as smooth as other Mac apps.
- Also, usually on Mac, you have Command key that is used instead of Control key for common keyboard tasks. However, when you are using Notepad++ on Mac using PlayOnMac, you will still be using Windows like keyboard shortcuts. In fact, that is a good thing, since you don’t need to learn new shortcuts. However, it does feel a bit non-intuitive.
So, if you planning to use Notepad++ as your main developer text editor, I would refrain from that on Mac. (also, disclaimer, this video is from my youtube channel on Notepad++).
Hope it helps.